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  • Red Knit Chanel Inspired Suit
  • Red Knit Chanel Inspired Suit
  • Red Knit Chanel Inspired Suit
  • Red Knit Chanel Inspired Suit

Adolfo

Red Knit Chanel Inspired Suit

$500.00

1970's classic red Adolfo knit suit with navy window pane pattern and adorable fringed edges. Over sized gold plated buttons trim the cuffs of the jacket and decorate the front of the skirt. Lots of give in this wool knit ensemble. Even the First Lady Nancy Reagan could not resist Adolfo's charming designs. Excellent vintage condition. 

Jacket:
Sleeve 23" |  Shoulder 15" |  Bust 34" |  Waist 31" |  Length 24.5"

Skirt:
Waist 26" |  Hips 36" |  Length 21"

 

Adolfo

Adolfo began his career as a milliner and apprenticed at Balenciaga before moving to New York in 1948 to apprentice at Bergdorf Goodman. After receiving several awards for his hat designs, he opened his own millinery house in 1962 with a loan from Bill Blass. He began designing clothing for his models to wear while showing his hats and by the mid 1960s his celebrity clients ranged from the Duchess of Windsor, Gloria Vanderbilt, and Betsy Bloomingdale to Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Nancy Reagan who wore a red Adolfo dress, currently in the Smithsonian, to her husband’s second inaugural ball. In the 1960s Adolfo’s designs were playful and even flamboyant, though by the 1980s he was best known for his ladylike, Chanel-inspired cardigan suits.

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